This webpage provides a portal to important information that will assist you in complying with the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District’s requirements for solvent cleaning machines and solvent cleaning operations.  These rules apply to solvent cleaning machines and solvent cleaning operations:

  • Rule 321.  Applies to solvent cleaning machines and solvent cleaning operations.  Revised September 20, 2010.
  • Rule 202.  Revised September 20, 2010.
  • Rule 102.  Revised September 20, 2010.

On September 20, 2010, the APCD Board adopted revisions to Rule 321 as well as revisions to Rule 102 and Rule 202.  This rule making action has immediate impacts for sources that use a solvent cleaning machine (degreaser) and/or employ solvent cleaning (e.g. wipe cleaning) and are not already regulated by a source-specific District Rule (i.e., Rule 325, 326, 330, 337, 339, 343, 344, 349, 351, 353, or 354).  Affected sources may include: oil and gas exploration, production, processing and marketing; mineral processing; construction; repair shops; manufacturers; and space vehicle and satellite processing.

Compliance Schedule

  • New Solvent Cleaning Machines and Operations Must Comply Now.  Any new solvent cleaning machine shall comply with this rule the first time it is operated in the District.  Any new solvent cleaning operation shall also comply with this rule the first time it is performed in the District.
  • Existing Solvent Cleaning Machines Previously Subject To Rule 321 Must Comply Now.  Owners or operators of existing units that were previously subject to the Rule 321 adopted on September 18, 1997 should ensure that the equipment complies with the applicable provisions of Rule 321.  The provisions in Sections H.7, I.7, J.8, J.11, K.6, L.9 and L.11 have an effective date of September 20, 2011.
  • Existing Solvent Cleaning Machines Previously Exempt From Rule 321 Must Comply By September 20, 2011.  Any existing solvent cleaning machines previously exempt from the September 18, 1997 amended Rule 321 that lost their exemptions by the adoption of amended rules 102 and 202 and/or 321 should already be in full compliance with the applicable operating, recordkeeping and reporting requirements of Rule 321.  By September 20, 2011, the equipment must be in full compliance with the applicable equipment requirements of Sections G, H, I, J, K, L and N of Rule 321.
  • Existing Solvent Cleaning Operations Must Comply By September 20, 2011.  The owner or operator of any facility performing solvent cleaning subject to the requirements of Rule 321 should already be in full compliance with the applicable operating, recordkeeping and reporting requirements of the Rule.  By September 20, 2011, the equipment must be in full compliance with the applicable solvent cleaning requirements of Sections M of Rule 321.

Advisories

  • 03/19/11:  Existing solvent cleaning machines and operations should be in compliance with recordkeeping and reporting requirements of revised Rule 321.
  • 10/20/10:  Existing solvent cleaning machines and operations should be in compliance with operating requirements of revised Rule 321.
  • 09/20/10:  Revised APCD Rule 321 is adopted.

Permit Application Material

Reference Material

Please note that application forms (such as Form -01) are also available for download at Download Permit Application Forms.

For more information or assistance, call us at (805) 961-8800 (ask for the Engineering Division) or e-mail us at engr@sbcapcd.org.

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